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There are very few slow days at a Blade of Grass – we're busy designing and maintaining Boston's most beautiful properties. Below are some of the recent highlights of our work, design awards, Boston landscaping events, press mentions, and general Blade happenings. For more Blade news, be sure to follow us out on Facebook and Instagram.
Holiday Lighting and Decor Market Predictions | National Association of Landscape Professionals

Holiday Lighting and Decor Market Predictions | National Association of Landscape Professionals

2020 has been a year with many unexpected twists and as the holidays approach, the pandemic is affecting different companies when it comes to their holiday services. Jill Odom from The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) spoke with our Chief Marketer, Heather Lashbrook Jones, regarding how the pandemic has impacted our clients and their holiday decoration plans. From material shortages to increase requests, check out the full post to learn more.

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Whole New Ballgame | Boston Common

Want a peek inside (and outside) the Wellesley home that was custom built by former Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford? Yeah, we thought you might. It’s featured in the latest edition of Boston Common (pgs 54-55). For this project we teamed up with New England Design & Construction to update the home’s exterior, adding lots of natural stone, a fire pit, and an outdoor basketball court that converts to an ice-skating rink for the Massachusetts winters. Our plantings include long-blooming, white-flowering hydrangea like Quick Fire and Grandiflora. Larger evergreen screening trees, such as green giant arborvitae and Canadian hemlock, were planted, along with shade trees like sugar maples and river birch. Download the pdf version.

Lincoln Estate Wins APLD’s Gold Award for Residential Design | APLD

Lincoln Estate Wins APLD’s Gold Award for Residential Design | APLD

a Blade of Grass has been awarded APLD’s 2020 Gold Award for Residential Design for the design and installation of our “Lincoln Estate” property. The APLD International Landscape Design Awards Program honors excellence in landscape design. Projects in eight different categories are judged on the basis of difficulty, craftsmanship, attention to detail and execution. We are, obviously, immensely honored and proud of our amazing designers and our installation and maintenance crews. Check out the photo gallery and project description of this beautiful property.

Abdul Abuhajeb - irrigation manager | a Blade of Grass

Our Certified Irrigation Technician | Wellesley Weston Magazine

The Wellesley Weston Magazine gave a nice callout to our Irrigation and Lighting Manager, Abdul Abuhajeb for achieving the status of Certified Irrigation Technician from the Irrigation Association. Abdul’s passion for reducing waste water and improving system efficiency led him to create Blade’s “SMART Irrigation Plan” that has been implemented on many of our clients properties. The plan leverages an in-depth understanding of the property topography, and includes multiple checks per season, applying appropriate materials, and utilizing WIFI controllers to connect to local weather stations, thus customizing the watering schedule.

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A Perfect City Courtyard | Boston Design Guide

One of our favorite “city” properties is featured by Boston Design Guide this month. This diamond-in-the-rough back patio in the heart of Boston’s South End was in rough shape when we got the call. But we think you’ll agree, the transformation is remarkable and we’re thrilled BDG noticed. Read their take on this unique project in their Inspiring Projects section. Be sure to check out our transformations gallery to see more of this property and many before and after shots. We know you’ll love what you see!

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